Voting Instructions Video
ADMIN MESSAGE OCTOBER 2014
People in countries all over the world are celebrating renewal through harvest related festivals this time of year. Although traditions are unique across the many cultures, harmony, peace, and feelings of gratitude are common threads. We are thankful to be part of a learning community in which students seek opportunities to actively inspire change where peace and harmony are not fully realized. HGI students are unearthing their potential as they embark on diversity and global citizenship projects intended to ensure that young people all over the world have the same opportunities. They have been activated to think about how the rights of others can be compromised and have been challenged to think of solutions. Specific dialogue between students, teachers, and educational leaders concerning the issue of disproportionate education of girls around the world was recently filmed as a press release by Raman Job of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society as students observed World Teacher’s Day. The passionate discussion continued and aired live on CJOB radio via an interview with host Dahlia Kurtz and a group of HGI students and teachers. The interview can be heard at https://soundcloud.com/680cjob/world-teachers-day .
HGI will carry this momentum forward as we participate in WE Day on October 29. We Day brings young people together to celebrate the actions that they are taking in their local and global communities to inspire another year of change – global action to better the world. Please stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the date.
Tri conferences are soon approaching. On the evening of October 16 as well as during the day on October 17, students and teachers will take some time to discuss personal management skill development and set goals for a successful year. Online appointment booking is now open. It is encouraged that appointments be booked so that there is an opportunity to meet with as many of your child’s teachers as possible, but also, please be aware that some of our teachers are extended across several grades and option classes so space can be limited. If your child is in grades 5-8, please make it a priority to book an online appointment with your child’s homeroom teacher. If your child is in grade 9, please make it a priority to book appointments with core area teachers. Student ID’s and passcodes carry over from year to year, but if you are new to the division, your child will be sent home with this information. Parents and students are also encouraged to contact the school if any assistance is required with navigating the website and/or class weeblies.
Our first parent information night for EAL (English as an Additional language) families will be held on October 22nd from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. The purpose of the evening is to meet with other parents new to Canada and have share an opportunity to ask questions about school programming. If you have any questions please call Heather McDevitt at (204) 489-1239 extension 1662. Please be aware that there is a language translator tab on this website that will convert the content of this website into several possible languages.
October 29 and 30 are especially exciting days for our Grade 7 students. All Grade 7 art classes will be attending a variety of local arts and cultural events. The purpose of this two-day intensive education event is for students to have the opportunity to connect their art learning experiences to those of the larger community, and appreciate art in a public setting. These field trips are held during regular school hours and occur at the same time as grade 7 band camp. Permission forms for these days have been sent home with students. Our itinerary includes:
October 29, 2014 – The WAG (full-day), guided tour of the Salvador Dali Exhibit, plus Etch-A-Sketch studio session (students are to bring a bagged lunch on this day).
October 30, 2014 – Graffiti Gallery (half-day), guided tour & Vinyl Art/Hip Hop studio sessions, plus lunch at The Old Spaghetti Factory,at The Forks.
The grade 7 band students will be attending Camp Assiniboia for a band camp during this time. All are encouraged to come and learn from some of Winnipeg’s finest musicians– guaranteed to be a memorable experience!
Our cross country teams prepared well and demonstrated their commitment by training hard during those early morning practices. There was HUGE participation and a number of personal bests were achieved at meets where students had the exciting opportunity to race against other athletes in the division. Volleyball practices have taken over the gym this past month and now league games are underway. A few exciting results from recent weekend tournaments show our Grade 9 girls team placing first in the General Wolfe tournament and battling in semi-final action to a 3 set loss against a highly ranked River East team. Way to go, girls! Congratulations to our debate team as well for some top-notch finishes at the October 8th debate!
Please be aware that HGI School will again be serving as a polling station for the 2014 Civic Election to be held on October 22nd. Security will be in place for the day to ensure minimal disruption to the school day. Please be mindful while parking vehicles during this time, as well as during regular school day pick up and drop off, to not block driveways in the neighbourhood.
As we sign off this is just a reminder that due to the two upcoming professional development days, there will be no school on Friday, October 17 and Friday, October 24.
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